I have always
For example, this week River has been home from school sick with conjunctivitus, cough and temperature which has rendered us housebound. As much as I don't like to see River feeling unwell, the silver lining in this cloud is I have worked through my list of housey things I have been putting off. I have also felt grateful that I am able to be at home with him and Sol making chicken soup and giving him some extra TLC.
Every task I finished was so much quicker and easier to do than my thinking self had conjured up for me. As with nearly every task I put off once I have done it or at the very least started the job I always think "That was easier than I thought it would be. Why didn't I do that sooner?!"
Therein lays the secret. Turn off the thinking. Or as my Darling husband often tells me when it comes to getting things done "Take the emotion out of it". He is right. It works.
So what's my strategy for changing my ways? Every time the angel of procrastination whispers "you can do that later" I am going to Begin It Now.
Have you ever put off something and then when you finally did it think "Why didn't I do this days, weeks or years ago?" What are your tips for busting through procrastinating? Or, do you think there is any truth that procrastination serves a purpose? I'd love to know.